Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Video: 100 Years of Gay Pride

In the US, June has been named as Gay Pride Month by both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton and this year will mark 40 years since the Stonewall Riots that were such a landmark in the gay liberation movement and kick started the yearly return of evermore numerous Gay Pride events around the world.

To celebrate this anniversary and because "It's time to celebrate all the colours of the rainbow", artist Jon Gilbert Leavitt has reworked and extended a song he wrote for the 20th anniversary of the riots. The song comes with a video including a variety of iconic video footage and photographs to showcase LGBT life since the beginning of the 20th Century.

The updated song, entitled Pride 2009, is part of a CD by Leavitt, titled Pride at 40, The Music of a Movement. The Lyircs of the song can be found here (pdf file). More information about the album can be found here.

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